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Arts reviews

About three quarters of the way through this celebration by the Saturday Night Jazz Orchestra of the percussive aspects of big band jazz, Drum Jam founder Kumi Masunaga sashayed on to the stage beating one of her collection of hand drums, and took over the show.

Wednesday, 17 April, 2013, 3:59pm

Reviews: Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra, Hong Kong Philharmonic

Rarely does one find a Chinese classical concert on the theme of love without the overplayed Butterfly Lovers' Violin Concerto. The four works performed at last weekend's Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra concert came from a list of some 2,000 works it commissioned and premiered.

9 Apr 2013 - 9:31am

Doctors' orchestra plays for children

Zenith Wu works with his hands. He's an aspiring surgeon, and recently he's been trying to be as nimble on the valves of his trumpet as he is with a scalpel.

Wu, 23, is the youngest member of the Hong Kong Medical Association Orchestra, which is playing for charity for children on Sunday. Although it promises to be great fun, he wants to play well, too.

27 Mar 2013 - 3:16pm

Arts reviews

Following The Truth About Lying in 2010, playwright Wong Wing-sze and director Lee Chun-chow have teamed up again for a biting and hilarious satire on the local arts scene.

19 Mar 2013 - 10:22am

Visiting orchestra pays musical homage to Taiwan's diversity

Taiwan's top orchestra made its Hong Kong debut with a multi-media presentation showcasing musical styles as diverse as the island people it features.

30 Nov 2012 - 3:48am

San Francisco Symphony delivers Mahler from the top drawer

San Francisco orchestra's Fifth Symphony was expertly judged and superbly delivered.

12 Nov 2012 - 5:47am

Enchanting music from the 18th century

Mostly Baroque Hong Kong Sinfonietta July 14 City Hall Concert Hall

17 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Refreshing departure has hall on a string

The Singing Violin Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra April 28 Cultural Centre Concert Hall

2 May 2012 - 12:00am

Beethoven 9 - The Moment of Farewell

Edo de Waart conducts soprano Lisa Larsson, mezzo-soprano Susan Graham (left), tenor Henry Choo, baritone Mark Schnaible, the Shanghai Opera House Chorus and the HK Philharmonic Orchestra performing Berlioz's La Mort de Cleopatre and Beethoven's Symphony No 9. Apr 20-21, 8pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$180-HK$680 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2721 2030

20 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Symphony of Christmas Angels

Guy Noble conducts Russian soprano Elvira Fatykhova, the HK Children's Choir, trumpet player Jon Dante and the HK Philharmonic Orchestra (above) performing works such as Handel's Let the Bright Seraphim and Gruber's Silent Night. Dec 23-24, 8pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$140-HK$380 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2721 2030

18 Dec 2011 - 12:00am